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Short Term Disability Claims And Coronavirus

Posted by Kotak Law Office on March 20, 2020
Posted under General Information, Long Term Disability

According to the World Health Organization coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold or more serious diseases such as SARS.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not previously been identified in humans. The WHO states that common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

People who are ill due to COVID-19 may be able to claim short term disability and even long term disability benefits under a group or private disability insurance plan.

Coronavirus and Anxiety and Depression

Workers who are suffering increased anxiety and depression or even an increase in OCD symptoms as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible to claim short and long term disability benefits even if they themselves have not contracted coronavirus disease.


We understand that being denied short-term disability benefits or long-term disability benefits can be frustrating and devastating. Your time to fight your disability insurance company is limited. Please do not delay in calling a disability claim lawyer at Kotak Law. We have successfully sued numerous disability insurance companies including Manulife, Sunlife, Desjardins, Great West Life, Canada Life, London Life, Blue Cross, AIG, SSQ, RBC, Industrial Alliance and more.
Call your trusted long term disability lawyers at 1-888-GOKOTAK or (416) 816-1500. Our consultation is free and we don't get paid until you do. We can meet you at our offices, a coffee shop, your home or a local court house. We can meet electronically though Skype, Zoom or WebEX. We represent disabled people throughout Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Georgetown, Orangeville, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St.Catharines, Niagara Falls, Stoney Creek, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge, London, Windsor, Markham, Pickering, Oshawa, Peterborough, Keswick, Kingston, Ottawa, Guelph, Timmins and other locations.
Disclaimer: This article is intended to supply general information to the public. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, as laws change quickly, the reader should always ensure the accuracy and applicability of such information with respect to their particular case. The information contained in this article cannot replace a thorough and complete review of the reader's situation by competent legal counsel who has had an opportunity to review all of the facts.
Posted under General Information, Long Term Disability
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